BE ALMOST EVERYWHERE 24 HOURS A DAY
Manhattan and the four boroughs are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries. The networks of subways and buses; taxis; pedicabs; private cars and coaches; CitiBike bicycles–almost no far corner is untouched. Three international airports–JFK, LGA and EWR–are serviced by public and private transfer services.The subway and bus system uses only MetroCard Metrocard information. Buses do not accept paper dollars–coins only. Taxis accept credit cards and cash. Walking is the best!
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE CITY AND TO THE SUBURBS
Metropolitan Transit Authority: The MTA Your guide for ALL public transportation within the city and connecting to our suburbs–an area rich in touring sites, recreation and amazing beaches. Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey are served by the MTA system.
NOTE: While most subway bus lines operate 24 hour schedules, late night and weekend scheduling can be limited. Printed bus schedules are available.
Subways: The New York City Subway Information
Taxis: Passenger Taxi Information
CitiBike: Pay As You Go Bike Rentals 2013: Manhattan, Brooklyn Information as of Sept. 2013
Pedicabs: Manhattan’s Pedicabs An interesting form of city transit. Good choice when a cab is just not available, or for a calm ride through Central Park. New rules assure passengers of fair pricing. It is expensive!
AIRPORT ARRIVALS AND GROUND TRANSFERS INTO THE CITY
Includes public transportation, private van, coach and limo companies, taxis with set rates, all regulated except for tolls and gratuities. (15-20% gratuity is the usual guide.) Private shared shuttle rides are fixed-price; gratuity in addition. Return to airports can easily be arranged by your hotel.
These airport transfer websites also include information on ground transfers to Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and suburban areas.
BUS AND COACH ARRIVALS INTO MANHATTAN
This major arrivals terminal, West 40th-42nd streets, has connections throughout the city using subways. Local Manhattan buses are located in this immediate area as well.
Driving to New York City? Your hotel may be able to arrange discounted parking closeby. Contact them in advance.